If your vision makes it difficult to do everyday things like cooking, reading, or watching TV -- even if you wear glasses or contact lenses -- you could have low vision. Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and diabetes are a few conditions that may cause low vision. See your eye doctor as soon as you notice vision changes to help protect the sight you do have.
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American Academy of Ophthalmology answered
Low vision can be caused by eye injuries or by diseases such as:
- Macular degeneration;
- Diabetic retinopathy;
- Retinitis pigmentosa.
These conditions can occur at any age but are more common in older people. Normal aging of the eye does not lead to low vision. Regular medical eye exams by an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) are important to diagnose eye diseases, treat those conditions that can be helped, and start the process of vision rehabilitation for people with low vision.